Gunman in Fort Worth standoff surrenders after shooting at lawn mowing crew, officers

Police said that a gunman opened fire on a lawn mower crew and officers, holding them at bay for nearly four hours before surrendering.

The man was detained without incident around 12:20 p.m. and there were no reports of injuries.

Fort Worth police didn’t release the name or description of the suspect.

According to police, the man opened fire on officers as well as mowers that were present at his house to enforce code compliance due to excessive grass.

SWAT and officers responded quickly to the incident at Cedar Springs Drive in north Fort Worth.

Code compliance officers who had a warrant knocked on the door at the residence about 8:30 a.m. in reference to a high grass violation, but nobody answered the door, according to police. After many attempts to get the door open, workers from an independent lawn mower company began cutting the grass.

Moments after they started, a person inside the residence opened a front window and began shooting at mowers, Code Compliance staff and police.

Police took cover and waited for backup to arrive. While they were taking cover, the suspect fired toward officers again twice, according to police.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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